Saturday Bird Droppings

July 20, 2012; Cleveland, OH USA: Baltimore Orioles first baseman Jim Thome (25) rounds second base after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians during the game at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE


Three straight quality starts for the O's, three straight wins. I'll take it.

Jim Thome hits 610th home run, passes Sammy Sosa on all-time list | HardballTalk Taters. Mmmhm.

School of Roch: Duquette: "We'll do everything we can to stay in the hunt" Well, this is an overstatement, no?

El Paso's Quintanilla traded to Baltimore Orioles - El Paso Times A bold stroke!

Rockies, Royals Swap Guthrie, Sanchez | FanGraphs Baseball Guts back in the AL. Omar Quintanilla was unavailable for comment.

Revamp likely for Arizona Diamondbacks' bullpen Bergy and Hernandez: reunited and it feels so good!

Steve Melewski: The Orioles have suspended two minor leaguers Oh, Hector...

Two-out rally propels Dash past Keys 5-4 | JournalNow.com After surrendering a leadoff homer, Dylan Bundy rebounds (Bundy interview video included).

On this day in 1972, former O Hoyt Wilhelm was released by the Dodgers. The 48 year old knuckleballer was the last WWII vet active in the majors; in 1990, Ben McDonald pitched a 2-0 shutout in his first major league start; in 1996, the O's reacquired Eddie Murray by sending Kent Mercker to Cleveland.

Birthdays today include Moe Drabowsky, John Hart, Mark Williamson, Mike Bordick, Willie Eyre, Dave Haehnel and Wei-Yin Chen.

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